Search our beautiful art & coins





Please feel free to contact us.

Fill in our contactform, mail us

or use the Whatsapp button below.

Initiation Statue – Wood – Bwami – Lega – Congo


Object Initiation Statue
Ethnic group: Lega
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Late 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 65x15x10 cm
Weight: 1150 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Out of stock

SKU: 22.128 Category: Tags: , ,

Powerful Lega initiation statue from DR Congo. These kind of statues with multiple faces were used in instruction and initiation ceremonies into the five progressive levels of Bwami, the association that Lega men rise through with lifelong learning and deeds. . Covered in Pembe, white clay, each time the statue was used, resulting in a beautiful patina. Large light wooden figure in good condition with slight traces of wear and tear